ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION COUNCIL
ENFORCEMENT OF THE ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION ACT;
CAP.61:08, ACT NO.23 OF 2008
COMMENCEMENT OF ENFORCEMENT- 01ST JUNE 2016
The Council has previously issued public notices and correspondences directly to various stakeholders indicating commencement of registration of architectural professionals on the 01st of November 2015. Pursuant to subsection 24(4) of the Act, registration has remained open for an extended period of seven (7) months.
Notice is hereby, given that with effect from the 01st June 2016, it will be an offence, in terms of the Act, for one to perform the Work of an Architect, manage the performance of the Work of an Architect or procurement of architectural services, practice, advertise, pretend or hold himself or herself out to be an architect, architectural technologist or architectural draft person, lead members of the public to assume that he or she is an architect, architectural technologist or architectural draftsperson, whilst one is not registered with the Council or suspended from practice.
It shall be an offence to knowingly engage or employ, in the capacity of architect, architectural technologist or architectural draftsperson, a person who is not registered with the Council.
Pursuant to Section 48A of the Act, submission of drawings for planning and building permission shall, with effect from the 01st June 2016, be signed by a person registered in the category of Architect who is in possession of a valid practicing certificate.
Drawings being submitted for planning or building permission shall bear;
- Name of the person registered in the category of Architect;
- Original signature of the said architect.
Unless otherwise permitted by the Council, a certified copy of the practicing certificate shall form part of the submittals for planning and building permission.
By resolution of the Council at its meeting held on the 17th May, 2016.
For more information, please contact the Registrar at:
Architects’ Registration Council
Plot 50669 Tholo Office Park
Tsuma Unit 1B Fairgrounds, Gaborone
Tel: +267 3951830/ Fax: +2673913730
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